How Smart, Connected Lift Equipment Offers New Functionality
Traditional lifting equipment once composed solely of mechanical and electrical components are becoming much smarter with the addition of sensors, PLCs, and IIOT connectivity. By leveraging the intelligence built into smart controls technology, a standard lift can offer expanded functionality, greater reliability, and performance visibility.
Autoquip specializes in controls technology along with custom HMI interfaces to enhance your lift equipment’s productivity and to simplify operations.
How Smart Lift Equipment Can Work for You
1. Increase Productivity
Smart, connected scissor lifts and freight lifts are enabling businesses to monitor their operations more closely and gain better access to data. They can monitor equipment input and output, track hours in use, cycle count, maintenance issues, and more.
2. Smart User Interface
Simple and intuitive user interfaces are making smart control systems easy to interact with equipment and optimize processes.
3. Multiple Functionality
A single control can be set up to automate multiple functions of your equipment from raising, lowering, rotating, tilting, shuttling, and much more.
4. Protecting Your Workers
Lift equipment with smart controls technology allows you to prioritize safety by improving accessibility into the lift’s performance and maintenance requirements. Underlying issues can be detected and dealt with quickly, so the lift remains operational and safe to use.
5. Remote Monitoring
Remote monitoring allows greater flexibility and accessibility for operators. Through our priority cloud-based technology AQ Connect, communication through the HMI can be viewed through a dashboard. Facility managers can check on a process while being away from the facility so that nothing is missed.
6. Integrate with Existing Equipment
Smart lift systems can easily integrate and connect with other process equipment, such as a conveyor or an automated feeding system, for a fully connected automated process.
We’re Ready to Help
Autoquip can work with you to turn your standard lift equipment into a smart operation. We have earned a reputation for innovation and reliability and are ready to help you get started today. Call us for a personal consultation.